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  • 01-11-2011, 10:10 AM
    joeodd2
    Quote Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR View Post
    Does Coker mean that SF champs will fight Dream champs? Last I remember, Mousasi is both the MW and LHW champ, and AO is the HW champ. Basically the SF roster will fight against itself in Japan, right?

    If its Strikeforce vs Dream, then the only man who will get a legitimate challenge from SF is Gilbert Melendez, that is if he fights Kawajiri.

    There is no WW that Dream has or can give Nick Diaz a challenge.

    And who would Fedor fight? Overeem? or some can?

    More details needed Coker.
    Man why do you have to ruin a nice Dream with "Logic"?
  • 01-11-2011, 07:13 AM
    grambino
    There are some exciting potential fights. Talking is one thing, but Strikeforce needs to start delivering. If they could pull off the HW tourney and then later in the year have Dream v Strikeforce and mix in a few solid cards I think it would be an incredible year for them and MMA over all.
  • 01-11-2011, 04:36 AM
    Pasha K
    Quote Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR View Post
    Does Coker mean that SF champs will fight Dream champs? Last I remember, Mousasi is both the MW and LHW champ, and AO is the HW champ. Basically the SF roster will fight against itself in Japan, right?

    If its Strikeforce vs Dream, then the only man who will get a legitimate challenge from SF is Gilbert Melendez, that is if he fights Kawajiri.

    There is no WW that Dream has or can give Nick Diaz a challenge.

    And who would Fedor fight? Overeem? or some can?

    More details needed Coker.
    If that event happens, I dont think it will be before summer. And until then a lot of things can happen.
  • 01-11-2011, 01:16 AM
    MMA4EVERRR
    Does Coker mean that SF champs will fight Dream champs? Last I remember, Mousasi is both the MW and LHW champ, and AO is the HW champ. Basically the SF roster will fight against itself in Japan, right?

    If its Strikeforce vs Dream, then the only man who will get a legitimate challenge from SF is Gilbert Melendez, that is if he fights Kawajiri.

    There is no WW that Dream has or can give Nick Diaz a challenge.

    And who would Fedor fight? Overeem? or some can?

    More details needed Coker.
  • 01-11-2011, 12:57 AM
    IceCold48
    um....if its in japan then he isnt hosting it.
  • 01-11-2011, 12:05 AM
    Pasha K
    For the first time in history I like what Strikeforce is planning, first the HW tourney and now this. Another completely different thing is if they indeed are going to do this, but the ideas are great.

    And yes, Fedor is a huge huge star in Japan. He is more popular there than any American fighter in USA.
  • 01-10-2011, 11:59 PM
    beau420
    I always thought the best place for a Strikeforce vs DREAM battle would be in Hawaii. That would be so sweet....hope it happens.

    But I guess the money from Japan would be a lot better than Hawaii. Filling that SuperArena so Fedor can fight there again.

    The more fights the merrier. I just hopes it means that DREAM will put on more fights this year.
  • 01-10-2011, 10:38 PM
    HillbillyDeluxe
    Damn, Strikeforce seems to be on the ball to kickoff 2011. If they can actually put all these plans into fruition is the main thing tho.
  • 01-10-2011, 09:59 PM
    kickass32

    Scott Coker Wants to Host “Dream vs. Strikeforce” Event in Japan

    Scott Coker Wants to Host

    Scott Coker Wants to Host “Dream vs. Strikeforce” Event in Japan
    Written by Tom Ngo
    January 10th, 2011
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    As most businessmen do prior to each year’s end, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker rattled off a lofty list of goals for 2011 and beyond. Something that appears to sit atop the promoter’s wish list is a trip to the land of the rising sun.

    “We’ve been talking to Dream for a long time about coming to Japan and doing a ‘Dream vs. Strikeforce’ type of event,” Coker told Sherdog. “We’ve had conversations. There’s nothing set in that sense, but I sure think it’d be a lot of fun to go to Japan and throw a big Strikeforce event in Saitama Super Arena.”

    The two organizations have shared athletes in the past, with many of Strikeforce’s top dogs igniting their careers overseas. Most namely, international superstars Alistair Overeem and Fedor Emelianenko.

    “What about Fedor’s popularity in Japan? He’s a superstar there,” Coker added. “He can’t even walk down the street. Japan on a lot of fronts would make a lot of sense, but there’s nothing final. There’s conversations, but I know this from working with those guys for all those years, everything moves a little slower over there.”

    If Strikeforce can eventually arrange a promotion-versus-promotion fight card, one match-up that thoroughly intrigues Coker is a lightweight affair between his champ Gilbert Melendez and Japan’s Tatsuya Kawajiri. In fact, he’ll hold the scrap on U.S. soil if that’s the only way it can get done.

    “We’re definitely having that conversation,” Coker said of the proposed showdown. “I’m going to try to work that out and get Kawajiri in there with Gilbert. I think that that’s a fight we’re interested in.

    “I know that Kawajiri wants to come fight here in America.”

    Melendez took a unanimous decision win over the Japanese fighter at “Pride: Shockwave 2006.” Kawajiri has lost only twice since their fateful encounter and was last seen beating former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at “Dynamite!! 2010.”

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